Sleeping with Strangers: Asian American Theatre

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Sleeping with Strangers: Asian American Theatre

Friday, February 8 2008

Bowker Auditorium   from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Adults $8; Students $6


Sleeping with Strangers- Multimedia performance art meets traditional Chinese Opera in a theatrical duet!


Sometimes allies and sometimes enemies, America and China have weathered a unique relationship for over two centuries. Sleeping with Strangers is about the friendship that develops between a Chinese American multimedia performance artist living in Los Angeles and Peng Jingquan, a traditional opera artist from China. Hilarious, funny and amusing, the drama unfolds as the two artists collide over vital issues and relationships embodying the respective cultures of these two super powers- exploring different ideas of society, identity, and the different generations.


Appropriate for Grades 8 and up.


Artist residency will take place at Springfield Schools on February 6 and 7, 2008.


Presented in collaboration with the Springfield Schools Chinese Language Program